The transcripts of the trial of Charles Taylor, former President of Liberia.
Thank you, sir.
For fear, because of fear.
Then the Prosecution.
The disarmament. Then the TRC.
When the war was going on if you attack and capture that place, if the government forces or the enemy forces flee the town, you were asked who in the town? People come out. And when these people come out you take them to your safety zone. Those were instruction ...
Yes, when I enter at the compound of the Pakistan contingent, Yusef Dafae spoke to me and said, "Sam, how are you?" And I said, "I'm not Sam Kolleh, I'm Sam Mustapha Koroma." Then Chris said, "No, no, no, no. Don't bother, the name he gave you ...
Yes, sir, then he told me I don't have problem with you, you change your name, even we are going to distort your voice, nobody will know whether you are the one talking, you will be safe, we are going to defend you in all cases, but tell me ...
I was afraid and --
The civilian that were captured, they were turn over to the G5. Only G5 can tell you what actually happened, but in no sense like something bad happening to them in that sense, no. That was their office. The soldiers only concerned with front line and MP is concerned with ...
The G5 was not at front line. The G5 was always at the safety zone of the RUF, especially where Foday Sankoh was deployed. That was where we considered to be the headquarter. You cannot deploy G5 at front line.
No, I talk about front line when the CDF attacked Giema and that day the army overthrew and called us in Freetown. All along I have been in the office from the initial stage of the war to 1996 I was in the office. I served as MP operation, I ...
To do what?
1996 I was at headquarter when the CDF attacked us.
You don't have to take care of a civilian. You have an arm, you fighting at the front line. If you hold civilian or capture you don't have to keep them there. It was a serious law. Send them to the G5 to the rear.
Oh, yes. If you capture anybody from the front lines you have to send them to the rear to the G5 who were concerned with civilian. You don't have to do your own thing at the front line. It was not possible in the RUF.
They were with the G5. When you are captured with your parent, everybody to the G5. That is --
I can't tell you, ma'am. That was their own office. The civilians - they were fully responsible for civilians and I can't tell you what they did to them. These people were taken care of by the G5. It is a unit within the revolution. That was their ...
They were in their care?
The G5 took care of them.
They know what to do. They have to do their own investigation. They have to take care of these people --
They were taken to the G5. I said it earlier that people captured were to be taken to the G5. That was the responsibility of the G5. They were concerned with civilian.
Yes, women, men, yes.
Not that I chose not to use it, it is my name. Once I talk to you I will show you identification to tell you that this is my name.
That is my name, ma'am. It is my name, Sam F Kolleh, I did call. You asked me about my name for them, I called my name, I said my name as Sam F Kolleh.
I said my name is Sam F Kolleh, most people call me Sam Kolleh. My name is Sam F Kolleh, even on my student identification ID.
I did not actually monitor whether that was in their routine, but once I was captured, from then I went with him. So I was not always with him at front line to know that activities.
It's a bridge, concrete bridge.
Well, they have two Daru, the barrack and the town, so the town is at both side, the barrack is behind. If you cross the river to go to Kenema or to go to Koidu. Daru is across the Moa River if you came from Kailahun way.
They were large force. Heavy force was deployed there.
On the map, no, sir.
They were stationed at Daru.
Yes, sir. I said yes, sir.
He only told me he was working with the Special Court now in Freetown.
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